What's New in Lightroom Classic 9.2Adobe released Lightroom Classic 9.2 last night. This update contains a new and more versatile way to set Develop defaults for newly imported raw files, several other enhancements, as well as support for new cameras, new lens profiles and bug fixes.

Updates for Lightroom (CC) Desktop, iOS and Android were also released, with new features – see my Cloud-Based Lightroom Desktop and Mobile article for details.

When the November 2019 updates were released, with few enhancements for Lightroom Classic but many for the cloud-based Lightroom, people speculated that this was evidence that Adobe was not devoting significant resources to Lightroom Classic anymore. Now with these February updates, there are many more enhancements to Lightroom Classic than there are to the cloud-based Lightroom – so enough said on this topic for now!

In This Lightroom Classic 9.2 Article:

(The above links to sections below may or may not work depending on what device and system you are using. If they don’t work, scroll down.)

How and When to Update

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If you are updating from Lightroom Classic 9.0 or 9.1:

If you had previously chosen to auto-update, open Lightroom Classic and go to Help>System Info to verify that you are now using 9.2. If not, or if you hadn’t chosen to auto-update, go to Help>Update, and the Creative Cloud app will open. Click on Update next to Lightroom Classic. If the update is not listed in the CC app then go to Help>Check for Updates. If it’s still not there, click on the three dots next to Lightroom Classic, choose Other Versions, and see if 9.2 is listed there. Otherwise if it’s the day of release, then try later.

This update process is covered in my video tutorial below:

If you are updating from Lightroom Classic 8.something or any prior version (Lightroom 6, etc.):

Your operating system must support the update to Classic 9. When updating, Lightroom Classic will upgrade your catalog, you’ll need to get your dock/taskbar icons squared away and clean up old files. I recommend watching my video tutorial below on this:

When to Update:

I don’t have any indication that things won’t go smoothly with this update; that said, it can’t hurt to wait a week to see if others experience issues, unless you need the update urgently. If I hear of serious issues with this release I will post them here in this section – please check here rather than emailing me.

Click here to check for bug reports and to report bugs or issues that you encounter.

New Cameras Now Supported

Lightroom Classic and the entire Lightroom ecosystem now support the following new cameras:

  • Canon EOS-1Dx Mark III
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Rear Main, Telephoto and Wide Cameras
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Rear Main, Telephoto and Wide Cameras
  • Leica M10 Monochrome
  • LG G8 ThinQ Front, Rear Main and Wide Cameras
  • LG V50s ThinQ Front, Rear Main and Wide Cameras
  • Nikon Coolpix P950
  • Nikon D780
  • OnePlus 7T Front and Rear Main Camera
  • Phase One IQ4 150MP (Preliminary)

Click here for a list of all cameras supported by each version of Lightroom (and Camera Raw).

New Lens Profiles

These new lens profiles are available in Lightroom Classic and throughout the Lightroom ecosystem: